English is the global language for trade, business, education and daily life across different cultures and countries. It is an essential language for any one human being to learn in order to excel in life. Many countries around the world have poured millions of dollars into investing in their people’s education of the language yet some countries are still languishing in their development and progress.Continue reading “Why Are Some Countries Languishing in Learning English?”
Get ready to improve your own English and turn into a contemporary Shakespeare with this Wordflex dictionary app. It utilises instinctive “mind-mapping” tools so that word entries can be turned into active trees which you’re able to move around, shape, re-organise, share and save with tapping gestures.
Top Contenders for the English Crown
From Rosetta Stone’s ubiquitous initial marketing campaign to DuoLingo’s millions of users around the world, learning English has never been such a well-assisted task. The apps for both Duolingo and Rosetta Stone are polished, high-end experiences that offer multiple languages, with English being just one of their diversity of options.
However, below you will also read about comparatively less-known apps Hello English and ABA English. In contrast to the previously-mentioned apps, these are apps dedicated to teaching you English and English only.
“If you want to learn to swim, you need to get in the water” is a phrase used on the Rosetta Stone website, and this certainly shows in this language-learning package’s content and methodology. Its approach to teaching language involves immersing the user in words and phrases of their chosen language, utilising a varied approach that involves lessons steadily increasing in complexity. It uses words, sentences, conversation mechanics, as well as a sights-and-sounds tactic to plunge the learner into the deep end
What Is Hello English?
If you roll back the clock 10 years for one second and answer this question: what would have been your response if someone told you that becoming familiar with a new language could be achieved by sitting in front of your mobile phone? The answer almost certainly would be one of disbelief or at very least, extreme scepticism. But Hello English is an app that aims to go against this disbelief. So, what is Hello English, and how can it help people learn the English language?
Continue reading “Hello English Review: Achieve Your Learning English Ambitions Through Fun Games and Well-Designed Challenges”
Meeting the Brief
You may have already read some criticism of Duolingo online, and may be sceptical about exactly what its appeal is, or what it even is in the first place. Before turning your mind off to the app in the wake of this criticism, let’s see what this app is all about. Duolingo, at its most basic, is an app designed to make the process of learning a language not only fun, but more immersive, easier to digest, and more likely to hold your attention than a pile of textbooks or 6 months (or more) of traditional language lessons. For this purpose, it can be said without reservation that Duolingo meets (and arguably exceeds) this brief.
At the outset of the learning experience, ABA English gives you the option to either dive right in to the learning process, or alternatively, offers you a proficiency test in order to calculate your level of skill in the comprehension of the language. The latter option certainly makes the most sense if the language-learner is unsure about their level of skill in understanding and answering questions on the basics of English, so the developer’s decision to include this proficiency test is a very good one.Continue reading “ABA English Review”
We jumped onto Writer Rumble by Gamefly as soon as we managed to get our hands on it. This is simply because the thought of being able to play with another writer in a video like game sounded far too good to be true. Moreover, we are huge word game fans, which you’ve probably gathered already by now from our latest reviews of Spellwood and Spell Tower. Whilst they are both excellent games (plus other ones in the same genre too), they virtually have the same simple premise. But, what do you think happens when you throw in a fighter-like component to such conventional word games? You finish up with Writer Rumble, obviously.Continue reading “Writer Rumble: English Vocab Games Don’t Come More Original”
For anybody who hasn’t heard about Words With Friends before, it is a stimulating crossword game that you can play against your family, friends, or any other casual opponent who is on your list of contacts. Words With Friends HD is in essence an iPhone and Android substitute to the traditional Scrabble game that is played on a board. You can search for a mate by their username, play with another casual player, or you have the choice to pass-and-play with your friend using one single device. Here are seven basic things that you really need to know about playing this game:Continue reading “Words with Friends: Social Gaming and Word Brain Training Rolled into One”